Historical Events In April - 13
Sunday, 16 May 2021
1966 On April - 13 soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service.
1967 Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44 on April - 13.
1970 On April - 13 apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
1970 On April - 13 the American spacecraft Apollo 13, enroute to the Moon, has an onboard explosion
1972 On April - 13 baseball players' strike ends after 13 days
1973 Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1974 On April - 13 stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
1975 Jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament on this day in history.
1975 Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60 on April - 13.
1976 On April - 13 $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
1976 On this day in history federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
1977 Perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie on April - 13.
1977 On this day in history statistics Canada reports March unemployment figures at 90,000, or 8.1% of the workforce; highest since figures first collected in 1953
1978 On April - 13 paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73
1978 On this day in history paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74
1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours on this day in history.
1980 On April - 13 steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters
1980 Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov on this day in history.
1981 Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) on this day in history.
1982 On April - 13 republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom.
1983 On April - 13 dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941
1983 On this day in history undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
1984 On April - 13 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth
1984 On this day in history christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
1984 On April - 13 pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career
1984 On this day in history christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
1985 On this day in history "TASS" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics
1985 Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas on this day in history.
1986 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record on this day in history.
1986 Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue on April - 13.
1986 On this day in history spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
1986 Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies on April - 13.
1990 On this day in history luis Trenker, dies at 97
1992 On this day in history "Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway